Local News

Monday, December 12, 2016

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio – At Kent State University at Trumbull, a professor and former student recently delivered separate sessions aimed at improving performance of William Shakespeare’s theatrical classics for the deaf. The sessions by Kent Trumbull English professor Carol Robinson and former theater student Richard Costes were presented at the Academic Symposium on Shakespeare in […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH – The shareholders of F.N.B. Corp. and Yadkin Financial Corp., Elkin, N.C. have voted to merge their bank holding companies, F.N.B. announced Friday. Neither the number of votes cast nor the breakdowns were provided. When the proposed acquisition, valued at $1.4 billion, was announced last summer, the companies agreed to exchange 2.16 shares of […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Regal Jewelers owner Tom Dorn celebrated the completion of the renovation of their building in Columbiana with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. The store sells jewelery ranging from engagement rings to pocket watches, as well as vintage items such as toys, porcelain advertising signs and costumer jewelry. Regal also offers jewelry repair […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Students from Cardinal Mooney High School are partnering with Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley to host a Harry Potter-themed book fair at Barnes & Noble in Boardman Dec. 10 and 11. The fair will support the hospital’s Reach Out and Read program. Shoppers at the bookstore can help raise funds for Akron […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The public is invited to a reception Dec. 13 to view winning entries in the “Spirit of the Valley Photo Contest.” The event will take place at The Soap Gallery on Champion Street here. The initial entries for what is planned to be an annual event were submitted by local amateur and […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman yesterday hailed passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes their amendment to prioritize C-130 upgrades needed at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The amendment requires the Air Force to report how it will prioritize upgrades from C-130H aircrafts to new C-130J […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

POLAND, Ohio – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County could double the number of WiFi Mobile Hotspots it has available to borrowers as soon as early 2017. Demand for the units, which provide bandwidth for up to 10 devices for library patrons who lack an internet connection, far exceeds expectations, Heidi Daniel, library […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

KENT, Ohio – The Kent State University Board of Trustees voted this week to create the Brain Health Research Institute, providing new support for existing research programs at the university and allowing researchers to collaborate between departments, colleges and campuses. More than 50 faculty members are involved in brain health research at the university, making […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley were on the rise in November, as 4,216 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, marking an 8.7% increase from the same month a year ago. In Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, 2,467 new cars were sold, a 15.2% increase […]

Friday, December 9, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Perfette’s Sausage LLC, 1264 S. Schenley Ave., has called the west side of Youngstown home more than a year now. For Holly Burton, whose father once owned P&C Meats in Girard, the location means the opportunity to continue to serve her family’s Italian homemade sausage and kielbasa in the Mahoning Valley. “When […]

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